Doctor Strange 2 is called Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, which is an awesome sequel title. It will be jam-packed with, well, multiverse madness as well as tie-ins to Disney+ series WandaVision and Loki. And apparently it will feature the debuts of some new Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. Which ones? You'll never guess.
Seriously. That's what Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige says. You won't be able to guess. Sounds like a dare to me -- never underestimate Marvel Comics fans!
Here's what Kevin Feige said during a recent panel talk at the New York Film Academy. He was asked about how the MCU decides to introduce certain characters:
OK, so he first says "new MCU characters" and then later specifies one in particular that will fit well in the Doctor Strange sequel. Who? If we won't expect or guess them, then I imagine they aren't the previously announced characters getting their own Disney+ series -- Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk. It was previously confirmed that all three will be appearing on the big screen in MCU movies after their Disney+ debuts, which are expected in 2021 or later. No specific dates yet. (Both The Falcon and the Winter Soldier and WandaVision are coming in 2020, which is great news.)
At this point, we can't talk about Marvel movies without also talking about the Disney+ shows, much to the consternation of Marvel fans who don't have Disney+ yet. Kevin Feige previously said WandaVision would have "repercussions for the entire future of Phase 4 of the MCU."
He also previously said this about Doctor Strange 2:
The Disney+ series just before Doctor Strange 2 should be Loki. The movies right after Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness are Spider-Man 3 -- which could obviously benefit from a multiverse angle, especially if it's going to be the last movie before Sony grabs Tom Holland for an entirely new set of movies -- and Thor: Love and Thunder.
But now is your chance to show off your Marvel Comics knowledge. Kevin Feige doesn't think you'll expect or guess what new MCU characters are coming in Doctor Strange 2. Maybe he's just testing fans, or maybe he's going to throw deep cut curveballs that genuinely stump everyone. But if you have ideas on who could show up in Doctor Strange 2, speak now or forever wish you had.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, directed once again by Scott Derrickson, is currently scheduled for release in theaters on May 7, 2021. Keep up with everything heading to the big screen this year with our 2020 movie release date schedule.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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